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Dr Gereon Koch Kapuire


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Office Location : IT House


MSc. Comp. Sci. (UCT)
B.Tech. (BC) (NUST)
National Diploma: BC (NUST)

Research Interest: 

Indigenous Knowledge Management System, Participatory Design, Community Engagement, Digital Knowledge Organisation, User Interface Design, Rural Indigenous Knowledge Transferability, Namibia Knowledge Portal, Community centred localization as a new approach, Human Computer Interaction, Interactions Protocols and Ethics


Selected Publications: 

Kapuire, G. K., Winschiers-Theophilus, H., & Blake, E. (2014). An insider perspective on community gains: A subjective account of a Namibian rural communities׳ perception of a long-term participatory design project. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. doi:10.1016/j.ijhcs.2014.10.004

Kapuire, G. K., & Blake, E. (2011).An attempt to merge local and technological paradigms in the digital representation of indigenous knowledge.Proceedings of IKTC 2011, Windhoek, Namibia. ISBN 978-99945-72-37-3

Kapuire, G. K., Winschiers-Theophilus, H., Chivuno-Kurio, S., Bidwell, N. J., & Blake, E. (2010). Revolution in ICT, the last hope for African rural communities' technology appropriation. Proceedings of IDIA 2010, Cape Town. ISBN 978-0-620-47590-7


Notable Achievements: 

Panel Member at the INTERACT Conference 2014 on Community Collaboration, IKTC 2011 Conference Organising Committee Member, PDC 2014 (Participatory Design Conference) Organising Committee Member, Invited Esteemed Lecturer/Researcher as part of UFISA (User centered Design for Innovative Services and Applications) programme to lecture in the intensive course about Service Design with the Community in Botswana.

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